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Listen to people share candid stories about the moment it clicked that they have ADHD. Host Laura Key, who’s had her own ADHD “aha” moment, chats with guests about common topics like ADHD and shame, mental health challenges, and more. Through heartfelt interviews, listeners learn about the unexpected, emotional, and even funny ways ADHD symptoms surface for kids and adults.

ADHD Aha‪!‬ Understood.org

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Listen to people share candid stories about the moment it clicked that they have ADHD. Host Laura Key, who’s had her own ADHD “aha” moment, chats with guests about common topics like ADHD and shame, mental health challenges, and more. Through heartfelt interviews, listeners learn about the unexpected, emotional, and even funny ways ADHD symptoms surface for kids and adults.

    Toxic productivity, remembering to remember, and rejection sensitivity (Jesse Anderson’s story)

    Toxic productivity, remembering to remember, and rejection sensitivity (Jesse Anderson’s story)

    Jesse Anderson wishes he’d had an ADHD manual when he was first diagnosed as an adult, so he wrote one. Before he was diagnosed, he never considered having ADHD himself. After his wife encouraged him to look into it more, his trouble with remembering to do things, time management, and anger started to take a different shape in his mind.

    Today, Jesse is an ADHD advocate, writer, speaker, and author of the book “Extra Focus: The Quick Start Guide to Adult ADHD.” Join host Laura Key and Jesse as they discuss toxic productivity, prospective memory, and the magic of owning a whiteboard. 

    Understood is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people with learning and thinking differences, like ADHD and dyslexia. Learn more at Understood.org.

    And if you like what you hear, help us continue this work by donating at understood.org/donate.

    Copyright © 2024 Understood for All, Inc. All rights reserved. Understood is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical company.

    • 29 min
    ADHD hacks with William Curb

    ADHD hacks with William Curb

    When William Curb learned he had ADHD (and wasn’t just lazy), he felt empowered to build coping skills. Now, he hosts the “Hacking Your ADHD” podcast where he talks about ADHD supports, workarounds, and more.

    In this bonus episode, host Laura Key and William talk about ADHD and emotions and his favorite ADHD hacks.

    Understood is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people with learning and thinking differences, like ADHD and dyslexia. Learn more at Understood.org.

    And if you like what you hear, help us continue this work by donating at understood.org/donate.

    Copyright © 2024 Understood for All, Inc. All rights reserved. Understood is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical company.

    • 16 min
    An ADHD coach on being a defiant teen, ADHD overwhelm, and self-care (Caren Magill’s story)

    An ADHD coach on being a defiant teen, ADHD overwhelm, and self-care (Caren Magill’s story)

    ADHD coach and creator Caren Magill was diagnosed with ADHD in 2020, during the pandemic. Caren gets real about her experience as a teen girl with undiagnosed ADHD: dropping out of high school, smoking, having poor self-care, and being a “messy kid.” She also shares how she manages her ADHD through fitness, sleep, and meditation.

    Caren is also the host of It’s “The ADHD-Friendly Show” podcast. Listen as she shares what she’s hearing from women with ADHD about overwhelm, and approaching ADHD challenges with curiosity instead of shame. 

    Understood is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people with learning and thinking differences, like ADHD and dyslexia. Learn more at Understood.org.

    And if you like what you hear, help us continue this work by donating at understood.org/donate.

    Copyright © 2024 Understood for All, Inc. All rights reserved. Understood is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical company.

    • 28 min
    Pushing boundaries, breaking norms, and the ADHD brain (Casey McQuiston’s story)

    Pushing boundaries, breaking norms, and the ADHD brain (Casey McQuiston’s story)

    Casey McQuiston, best-selling author of “Red, White and Royal Blue,” grew up in a neurodivergent family and was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age. Still, they had trouble coping, and in high school, English teachers gave them an intervention for “not trying hard enough.”

    Casey is the author of multiple books in the queer romance genre. Casey chats with Laura about how ADHD influences their writing. They also share a sneak peek of their upcoming book The Pairing, coming out August 2024.

    Understood.org is a resource dedicated to shaping the world so the 70 million people in the U.S. with learning and thinking differences can thrive. Learn more about “ADHD Aha!” and all our podcasts at u.org/podcasts.

    Copyright © 2024 Understood for All, Inc. All rights reserved. Understood is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical company.

    • 31 min
    A personal conversation about being a mom (and woman) with ADHD

    A personal conversation about being a mom (and woman) with ADHD

    What makes being a mom with ADHD so hard? Navigating executive functions and emotional labor, for one. And feeling burned out when burnout isn’t an option — because there’s always something else that needs your very limited attention!

    Talking about it with someone who just “gets it” is such a relief. In this episode, Laura talks to her friend and colleague Rae Jacobson, also a mom with ADHD. Listen to their conversation and insights on this bonus Mother’s Day episode.

    Understood.org is a resource dedicated to shaping the world so the 70 million people in the U.S. with learning and thinking differences can thrive. Learn more about “ADHD Aha!” and all our podcasts at u.org/podcasts.

    Copyright © 2024 Understood for All, Inc. All rights reserved. Understood is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical company.

    • 35 min
    The pain of struggling with basic tasks: ADHD in the pandemic (Ellyce Fulmore's story)

    The pain of struggling with basic tasks: ADHD in the pandemic (Ellyce Fulmore's story)

    Ellyce Fulmore had structures in place her whole life that kept her ADHD hidden. When the pandemic hit, those structures disappeared. Doing basic daily tasks — things like cooking and running errands — got really hard. Then she went down a research rabbit hole on ADHD in women and asked for an ADHD evaluation.

    Before the pandemic, Ellyce had been struggling with impulsive spending. It made her feel like she was in control when really the spending was controlling her. Now, she’s the author of the book “Keeping Finance Personal.”

    Understood.org is a resource dedicated to shaping the world so the 70 million people in the U.S. with learning and thinking differences can thrive. Learn more about “ADHD Aha!” and all our podcasts at u.org/podcasts.
    Copyright © 2024 Understood for All, Inc. All rights reserved. Understood is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical company.

    • 27 min

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